Avital 4000 Remote Starter User Manual

AviStart 4000 Owner’s Manual -FRONT COVER
I WARNING I
! Always exercise caution and common sense when operating
your AviStart system.
! This product is intended for vehicles with fuel-injection and
automatic transmissions only. NEVER attempt to remote start
a vehicle with a manual (stick shift) transmission. Serious
injury may occur with improper use.
! NEVER attempt to remote start the engine while anyone
(including pets) is in the vehicle.
! NEVER attempt to remote start the engine while the vehicle is
in an enclosed area without sufficient ventilation.
! NEVER attempt to remote start the engine while the keys are
in the ignition.
! Always be sure the gearshift selector is in "Park" and the
emergency brake is on before attempting to remote start the
vehicle.
! Keep your AviStart remote controls out of the reach of
children.
! Whenever the vehicle is being serviced or valet parked, place
the system in Protected Valet Mode to prevent accidental or
unauthorized remote starting. See "Protected Valet Mode" on
page 8.
Table of Contents
AviStart 4000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Lifetime Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Stealth Coding Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Electronic Scan Prevention (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Instant Remote Control Code Deletion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
One-Step Remote Control Code Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Valet Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Operating Your AviStart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Remote-Controlled Door Lock/Unlock* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
User-Programmable Ignition-Controlled Door Lock/Unlock . . . . . . . 4
Remote Panic with Safety Locks™ (capability) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
User-Programmable Starter Disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
User-Programmable Passive Starter Disable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Interior Light Illumination Capability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Remote-Controlled Trunk Release Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Remote Engine Start - Safety and Counter-Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remote Engine Start - Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
User-Programmable Temperature-Controlled Starting . . . . . . . . . . 7
Pit Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Protected Valet Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
User-Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Programming Table for System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Programming Table for Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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AviStart 4000
Congratulations! You have just purchased the AviStart 4000, a keyless entry
and remote engine starter system manufactured by Avital Technologies, Inc.
You are about to experience the convenience and luxury of being able to start
your vehicle engine from the comfort of your home, office, department store
or other remote location.
To benefit fully from the capabilities of your AviStart system, we encourage
you to read the Owner's Manual thoroughly before using the system. If you
should have any problems or questions regarding your AviStart system, consult
the dealer from whom you purchased this product. To locate an authorized
Avital dealer, contact Avital Technologies directly at 1-800-253-0334 (toll-free
within the U.S.) or 1-847-215-2233.
Lifetime Warranty
Avital guarantees the operation of your AviStart control unit and remote
controls for as long as you own your car. (Please refer to your Lifetime Limited
Warranty Card for complete information.) Make sure that you receive your
warranty card from your dealer, complete the required information and mail
the registration portion to Avital Technologies. You should retain the top
portion of the warranty card for your records.
Remote Controls
Included with your AviStart system are two AviGlo™ 4-button/9-channel
remote controls. Once exposed to light, the AviGlo™ remote control buttons
will glow, making the buttons visible in the dark.
The remote control (remote) is a miniature transmitter powered by a small
+12 volt battery. The RangeMaster™ super-hetrodyne receiver (installed in
your vehicle) allows your remote to command your system from up to ¼ mile
away. Obstructions, electrical or radio interference, weather conditions,
window tint or a weak battery can reduce this range. Your remote is the key to
your AviStart system and can be used lock and unlock your doors, "pop" your
trunk, start your engine and control optional accessories.
The AviStart system can accept up to four Avital remote controls. Additional
remote controls and remote control batteries can be purchased from any
authorized Avital dealer, or by calling Avital Technologies toll-free at
1-800-253-0334 (within the U.S.) or 1-847-215-2233.
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Stealth Coding Technology
Stealth Coding™ technology offers the most advanced protection available
against "code-grabbing" devices which thieves may use to record the digital
code transmitted by your remote control. When you leave the area, thieves
can then play back the code to unlock the doors and deactivate your system.
But Avital’s remote controls with Stealth Coding™ randomly change the code
every time you use them, and your system will not respond if any code is
retransmitted. This technology makes code-grabbing devices useless.
Electronic Scan Prevention (ESP)
Your AviStart system also includes ESP, which blocks electronic scanner codes
to prevent unauthorized operation of your system.
Instant Remote Control Code Deletion
In the event of a lost or stolen remote control, all remote controls can be
erased from the system’s memory to prevent unauthorized system operation.
(See the "Programming Table for Remote Controls" on page 12).
One-Step Remote Control Code Learning
The AviStart system allows you to add new remote controls in one step. (See
the "Programming Table for Remote Controls" on page 12).
Valet Switch
The valet switch is a small hidden toggle switch which allows you to control
all of the system’s programmable features. (See the "User-Programmable
Features" on page 10). This switch can only be controlled with the use of your
ignition key.
NOTE: Be sure to have your dealer showyou where the valet switch is located.
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Operating Your AviStart
Remote-Controlled Door Lock/Unlock*
To Lock the Doors:
Press the remote control LOCK button for 1-2 seconds. The doors will lock,
the parking lights will flash twice and the dash mounted LED will flash slowly.
If the Remote Lock Starter Disable feature was programmed ON, the vehicle
starter motor will be disabled. (See the "Programming Table for System
Features" on page 11.)
* If your system was installed with this door lock/unlock feature,
all other door lock/unlock related features will apply.
To Unlock the Doors:
Press the remote control UNLOCK button for 1-2 seconds. The doors will
unlock. The interior lights will turn on for 30 seconds or until the ignition key
is turned on. The parking lights will flash once and the dash mounted LED will
turn off. If the Remote Lock Starter Disable feature was programmed ON, it
will disengage allowing you to start the vehicle engine.
User-Programmable Ignition-Controlled Door Lock/Unlock
For the ultimate in security and convenience, the AviStart can be programmed
to automatically lock your doors when the ignition key is turned on or the
engine is started, and will unlock when the ignition key is turned off. This
feature can be programmed ON or OFF. (See the "Programming Table for
System Features" on page 11.)
Remote Panic with Safety Locks™ (capability)
In a threatening situation, you can activate Remote Panic with Safety Locks.
When activated, the siren/horn will sound and the parking lights will flash. If
you are inside your vehicle and the ignition key is "ON," the doors will lock. If
you are outside the vehicle with the ignition key "OFF", the doors will unlock
allowing you to move to safety. (Requires the addition of a siren or interfacing
with your vehicle horn.)
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To Activate:
1. Press the remote control LOCK button for 3-4 seconds.
2. The siren/horn will sound and the parking lights will flash.
3. If the ignition key is "OFF," the doors will unlock. If the ignition key is
"ON," the doors will lock.
To Deactivate:
1. Press the remote control LOCK button for 1-2 seconds.
2. The siren/horn will shut off and the parking lights will stop flashing.
User-Programmable Starter Disable
The AviStart can be programmed to electronically disable the vehicle starter
every time the doors are remote locked. (See the "Programming Table for
System Features" on page 11).
User-Programmable Passive Starter Disable
Your AviStart system can be programmed to automatically disable the vehicle
starter whenever you exit the vehicle. (See the "Programming Table for System
Features on page 11.)
To Activate:
1. Turn the iginition key "OFF." The LED will begin to flash rapidly.
2. After 30 seconds, the LED will flash slowly and the starter will be disabled.
To Deactivate:
1. Press the remote UNLOCK button for 1-2 seconds.
Interior Light Illumination Capability
When you remote unlock the doors, the AviStart turns on the interior lights for 30
seconds or until the ignition key is turned on (may require an optional relay).
Remote-Controlled Trunk Release Capability
If you had the optional Trunk Release installed, simply press the remote
control TRUNK button for 1-2 seconds to activate your vehicle electronic
trunk release. The trunk will "pop" open (may require an optional relay).
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Remote Engine Start - Safety and Counter-Theft
Be sure to read the "WARNING" bulletin on the inside
cover of this manual before attempting to operate remote start.
I CAUTION:
Automatic Safety and Counter-Theft Features
Before remote starting your engine, the AviStart system will automatically
perform a safety check to ensure the following conditions have been met:
• Brake pedal is not depressed.
• Engine and ignition are turned off.
• Hood is closed.
After remote starting your engine, the AviStart system will shut off the engine
immediately if the ignition is OFF and any of the following occurs:
• The hood is opened.
• The engine RPM rises above preset level.
• The brake pedal is pressed.
• The remote control START button is pressed.
• The 20 or 30 minute programmable run time expired.
Visual Fault Indication
The AviStart has a built-in fault detection system that automatically scans all of
the safety zones, prevents the system from remote starting and provides a
visual indication if a fault is detected. The parking lights will flash 1 time if the
hood is opened or if the brake pedal is depressed and will not allow the
engine to start. If this occurs, bring your vehicle to your authorized Avital
dealer for service.
Remote Engine Start - Operation
Your AviStart system will start your vehicle engine with a touch of a button
on your AviGlo™ remote control. To cool or warm the interior of your vehicle
before you enter, set the climate control to your preference (heater, defrost or
air conditioning) before remote starting. Set the fan to a medium speed (not
maximum). Ensure the vehicle is in "Park" and the key is not in the ignition.
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To Remote Start the Engine:
1. Press the remote control START button for 1-2 seconds, 10-15 minutes
before you enter the vehicle (this will allow the climate control time to
heat or cool the vehicle.) The parking lights will flash 2 times, the engine
will start and the parking lights will remain on as a visual indication that
the engine is running. AviStart will automatically lock the doors when the
engine is remote started. If you have a diesel engine, the AviStart will be
programmed to start 15 seconds after the parking lights flash 2 times. This
will allow time for the glow plugs to heat up.
2. If the engine does not remote start, the AviStart system will attempt to start
the engine two additional times.
3. If the vehicle is left unattended, the engine will run for 20 minutes and then
shut off automatically. You can also program the system to run the engine for
30 minutes. (See the "Programming Table for System Features" on page 11.)
To Operate the Vehicle While Remote Started:
1. Press the remote control UNLOCK button for 1-2 seconds. The doors will
unlock.
2. Enter the vehicle (do not touch the brake pedal), turn the ignition key to the
"ON" position and then press the brake pedal. Pressing the brake pedal will
shut off the remote start and parking lights but the engine will remain
running.
3. You can now drive the vehicle.
To Shut Off Remote Start:
At any time while the engine is remote started, you can shut the engine off
with the remote control by pressing the remote control START button for 1-2
seconds. The engine and parking lights will shut off.
User-Programmable Temperature-Controlled Starting
Do not activate Temperature-Controlled Starting while
the vehicle is in an enclosed area.
I CAUTION:
The AviStart system can be programmed to automatically start the vehicle
engine whenever the temperature inside the vehicle reaches or drops below
the preprogrammed temperature level. The AviStart will monitor the air
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temperature every 2½ hours and will only start the engine during extreme
cold temperatures. There are three temperature levels to choose from. (This
feature is programmed OFF from the factory and must be programmed ON to
operate. (See the "Programming Table for System Features"on page 11).
To Activate:
Press the remote control LOCK and START buttons at the same time. The
parking lights will turn on for 3 seconds, shut off for 1 second and turn on for
3 seconds. This will be your visual indication that you have activated the
Temperature-Controlled Starting feature.
When the temperature inside the vehicle reaches the preprogrammed
temperature level, the parking lights will flash 2 times, the vehicle will start
and the parking lights will turn on. The vehicle will run for 10 minutes and
then shut off. This will allow the engine to warm up and charge the battery.
To Deactivate:
Press the remote control LOCK and START buttons at the same time for 1-2
seconds. The parking lights will turn on for 3 seconds and then turn off. This
will be your visual indication that you have deactivated the TemperatureControlled Starting feature.
NOTE: At any time, if the ignition key is turned on or the vehicle is remote
started, the Temperature-Controlled Starting feature will deactivate.
Pit Stop Mode
Do not leave passengers or pets in the vehicle while the
system is in Pit Stop Mode.
I CAUTION:
The Pit Stop Mode allows you to park the vehicle for short-term stops, remove
the ignition key and leave the engine running.
To Activate:
1. While the vehicle engine is running with the ignition key turned on, press
the remote control START button for 1-2 seconds. The parking lights will
flash 2 times and then stay on. (Make sure the vehicle is in "Park" and set
the emergency parking brake.)
2. Turn the ignition key off and the engine will stay running.
3. Remove the ignition key and remote control and exit the vehicle.
Remember to keep the ignition key and remote control in your possession.
4. Press the remote control LOCK button for 1-2 seconds to secure your vehicle.
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To Deactivate:
1. When you return to the vehicle, press the remote control UNLOCK button
for 1-2 seconds. The doors will unlock.
2. Enter the vehicle (do not touch the brake pedal), turn the ignition key to the
"ON" position and then press the brake pedal. The parking lights will shut
off and you will now be able to drive the vehicle.
Protected Valet Mode
You should place your system in Protected Valet Mode whenever your vehicle
is being serviced by mechanics, car wash personnel or driven by valet parking
attendants. While in the Protected Valet Mode, all remote starter functions are
bypassed to prevent unauthorized or accidental operation. If a remote start is
attempted, the parking lights will flash 4 times and the vehicle will not start.
Remote controlled door lock/unlock and trunk release will still operate.
To Turn on Protected Valet Mode:
1. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position or start the engine.
2. Flick the valet switch to the "ON" position.
3. The LED will turn on solid red to indicate the system is in the Protected
Valet Mode.
4. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position.
To Turn off Protected Valet Mode:
1. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position or start the engine.
2. Flick the valet switch to the "OFF" position.
3. The LED will turn off to indicate the system is no longer in the Protected
Valet Mode.
4. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position.
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User-Programmable Features
All AviStart system and remote control programmable features are
accomplished by turning the ignition key on (or starting the engine) and
flicking the valet switch on and off a preset number of times.
The AviStart also allows you to add new remote controls in one step, delete
lost or stolen remote controls or rearrange the factory preset remote control
functions.
1. Remove the system from Protected Valet Mode. Programming cannot be
accessed while the system is in Protected Valet Mode indicated by the LED
on solid red.
2. Select the feature you wish to program from the "Programming Table for
System Features" or the "Programming Table for Remote Controls" on page
12. Note the number of beeps associated with that feature.
3. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position.
4. Within 10 seconds, begin flicking the valet switch on and off. The built-in
piezo beeper will beep once each time you flick the switch on then off.
5. Continue flicking the switch on and off, counting the number of beeps.
NOTE: Stop when you reach the number of beeps associated with
your chosen feature.
6. Follow the "Secondary Action." You will hear a number of beeps to
confirm that you have changed the setting of that feature.
7. Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position.
8. Repeat steps 1-7 for any other feature you wish to program.
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Programming Table for System Features
Feature
Factory
Setting
No. of
Beeps
Secondary Action
Ignition-Controlled
Lock/Unlock
ON
6
Wait 3 seconds, the piezo beeper will beep
once for OFF, twice for ON.
Passive Starter Disable
OFF
7
Wait 3 seconds, the piezo beeper will beep
once for OFF, twice for ON.
Remote Lock Starter
Disable
ON
8
Wait 3 seconds, the piezo beeper will beep
once for OFF, twice for ON.
20 or 30 Minutes
20
Minutes
11
Wait 3 seconds, the piezo beeper will beep
once for 30 minutes, twice for 20 minutes.
Temperature-Controlled
Starting
OFF
13
Wait 3 seconds. The piezo beeper will beep
once for OFF, twice for 5°F (-15°C).
—
14
Wait 3 seconds. The piezo beeper will beep
once for -7°F (-20°C), twice for -22°F
(-30°C).
Remote Start Run Time
OFF or 5°F (-15°C)
Temperature-Controlled
Starting
-7°F (-20°C) or -22°F
(-30°C)
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Programming Table for Remote Controls
Feature
Factory
Setting
No. of
Beeps
Secondary Action
Remote Door Lock/Panic
LOCK
Button
15
Press the LOCK Button, the piezo beeper
will beep 1 time.
Remote Door Unlock
UNLOCK
Button
16
Press the UNLOCK Button, the piezo beeper
will beep 2 times.
Remote Engine Start
START
Button
17
Press the START Button, the piezo beeper
will beep 3 times.
Remote Trunk Release
TRUNK
Button
18
Press the TRUNK Button, the piezo beeper
will beep 4 times.
Temperature-Controlled
Start Active/Inactive
LOCK +
START
Buttons
19
Press the LOCK + START Buttons, the piezo
beeper will beep 5 times.
One-Step Remote Control
Code Learning
LOCK
Button
20
Press the LOCK Button, the piezo beeper
will beep 1 time.
Instant Remote Control
Code Deletion
—
21
Wait 3 seconds, the piezo beeper will beep
twice, all codes are erased out of memory.
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